Postal Exam 473 Part B – Domestic Claim Form

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Sam Reiniger of Jennings, MT mails a package to Kelly Howard of Brooklyn, NY. Where would you enter Howard?

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Kelly Howard is the addressee (who the package is being sent to). Since Howard is her last name, it should go in Box 2c.

Sam Reiniger of Jennings, MT mails a package to Kelly Howard of Brooklyn, NY. Where would you enter MT?

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Sam Reiniger is the Mailer. His state is MT which should be entered in Box 1h.

Sam Reiniger of Jennings, MT mails a package to Kelly Howard of Brooklyn, NY. Where would you enter Kelly?

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Kelly Howard is the addressee (who the package is being sent to). Since Kelly is her first name, it should go in Box 2a.

Sam Reiniger of Jennings, MT mails a package to Kelly Howard of Brooklyn, NY. Where would you enter Reiniger?

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Sam Reiniger is the mailer. Since Reiniger is his last name, it should go in Box 1c.

A ceramic vase that was purchased in December 2004 has been damaged in shipping. The vase has a value of $174. Where would you enter $174?

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The value or cost of the damaged article is entered in Box 4d.

A ceramic vase that was purchased in December 2004 has been damaged in shipping. The vase has a value of $174. What would you enter in Box 4b?

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The description of the article is entered in Box 4b.

A ceramic vase that was purchased in December 2004 has been damaged in shipping. The vase has a value of $174. Where would you enter 12/2004?

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The purchase date (either Dec 2004 or 12/2004) should be entered in Box 4e.

Joe Damante mailed a package to Renee Sadler. The package contained a glass figurine worth $125 and a decorative plate worth $75. The glass figurine was damaged and Renee is submitting a claim. How should boxes 7a and 7b be filled out?

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Addressee is checked in Box 7a and Renee Sadler signs in Box 7b. Renee Sadler is the addressee. Since she is submitting the claim, she should sign the form and enter Addressee in Box 7a.

Joe Damante mailed a package to Renee Sadler. The package contained a glass figurine worth $125 and a decorative plate worth $75. The glass figurine was damaged and Renee is submitting a claim. Where should $125 be entered?

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Since only 1 item (the glass figurine) was damaged, the value of the item ($125) and the total value claimed for all articles (Box 6) is the same. Therefore $125 should be entered in for both Box 4d and Box 6.

Joe Damante mailed a package to Renee Sadler. The package contained a glass figurine worth $125 and a decorative plate worth $75. The glass figurine was damaged and Renee is submitting a claim. Where should “Decorative Plate” be entered?

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“Decorative Plate” should not be entered on the form. Since the decorative plate was not damaged in the shipment, it should not be entered on the form. POSTAL NEWS POST OFFICE JOBS Postal Service employees are one of the few groups of federal workers with the right to bargain collectively for wages and conditions. The USPS is financially independent from the federal government, generating all its own revenues with no subsidies from American taxpayers. The postal service employs more U.S. workers than GM, Ford, and Chrysler combined. One of the more poplar jobs with the US Postal Service is the postal carrier. USPS JOBS - POSTAL CARRIER Description: Delivers and collects mail on foot or by vehicle providing customer service in a prescribed area, outdoors in all types of weather. Carriers may be required to carry mailbags on their shoulders. A mailbag full of mail can weigh up to 35 pounds. Carriers have to load and unload trays and containers of mail and parcels weighing up to 70 pounds. Carrier duties require prolonged standing, walking, and reaching. City carrier applicants must have a current valid state driver’s license, a safe driving record, and at least two years of documented driving experience. After the mail has been processed and sorted, Postal Service mail carriers deliver mail, to residences and businesses in cities, towns, and rural areas. Carriers are classified as either city or rural, depending on their type of route, but both types share similar duties. In the early morning, mail carriers arrange their mail in delivery sequence at the Post Office. The mail carriers then travel established routes, delivering and collecting mail by either foot, vehicle or a combination of both. Mail carriers also collect money for postage-due and COD fees and obtain signed receipts for registered mail. At the end of their routes, mail carriers return to the post office and turn in their collected mail, receipts, and money collected during the day. Rural carriers perform similar duties to city carriers, but also provide a wider range of postal services such as selling stamps and registering parcels and letters. Both city and rural carriers provide a high level of customer service including answering customers’ questions about postal regulations and services and providing change-of-address cards and other postal forms when requested. POSTAL EXAM 473 Getting a job with the US Postal Service requires you to pass a postal exam. Post office jobs cover many different responsibilities, including: postal carrier, mail processing clerk, and postal clerk. Other local post office jobs include corporate jobs, sales and marketing jobs, and information technology jobs. Postal jobs often have superior compensation and benefits. MAIL CARRIERS SALARY In May 2006, the median annual salary of Postal Service mail carriers was $44,350. Earnings ranged from $40,290 to $48,400 for the middle 50 percent. The top 10 percent of Postal Service mail carriers earned more than $50,830. SORTERS/PROCESSORS SALARY In 2006, the median annual salary of Postal Service mail processors was $43,900. Earnings ranged from $40,350 to $47,440 for the middle 50 percent. The top 10 percent of mail sorters and processors earned more than $49,570. CLERKS SALARY In 2006 the median annual salary of Postal Service clerks was $44,800. Earnings ranged from $41,720 to $47,890 for the middle 50 percent. The top 10 percent earned more than $49,750. BENEFITS The benefits of Postal Service workers are similar to those enjoyed by Federal Government workers. Employees of the postal service are often members of various unions, such as: The American Postal Workers Union, the National Association of Letter Carriers, the National Postal Mail Handlers Union, and the National Rural Letter Carriers Association. Test-Guide ABOUT TEST-GUIDE Test-Guide.com was founded by a group of educators with a passion for preparing students to succeed on their exams. [Learn More] POPULAR RESOURCES Recommended Study Guides Find Your Test Search Our Site FOLLOW US Contact Us About Us Copyrights Privacy Comment Policy Sitemap Disclaimer: Not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Postal Service (USPS). USPS and US Postal Service are registered trademarks of USPS and are used here solely for purposes of identification.

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